Friday, May 11, 2012
The riots factor
It was "the worst disorder in current memory" according to Scotland Yard while London Fire Brigade said fires had spread "almost pan-London" as it faced its busiest night in recent history.
The riots in the capital between 6 and 9 August have led to more than 1,000 people being sentenced for crimes including 591 burglaries, 199 instances of theft and 150 cases of violent disorder.
I interviewed London's mayoral election candidates Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Jenny Jones and Brian Paddick, and asked them how the riots had affected their manifestos.
Here's my BBC News article published before the mayoral election.